Twitter is concerned after KL Rahul flatters to deceive yet again at The Ageas Bowl
On-field umpire Kumar Dharmasena took his time to raise his finger, but eventually, the batter had to perish.
Updated - Aug 31, 2018 5:01 pm
The conundrum of the Indian lineup had somewhat been solved after the team’s thumping victory against England at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. However, a few of their batters were still yet to hit their straps, one of them was KL Rahul. In the first match at Edgbaston in Birmingham, he came to bat at number three, but couldn’t make any impact whatsoever with the willow.
In the second encounter at Lord’s- The Home of Cricket, he couldn’t counter the English pace attack and could only manage 18 runs, combining both the innings. The Karnataka-born batsman, with scores of 23 and 36, looked good in both the innings at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. Unfortunately, the 26-year-old was unable to convert and fell prey to the home team’s fast bowlers.
Rahul flunks with the bat once again
Having scored 94 runs in six innings at an average of 15.67, he was in dire requisite of getting a substantial score under his belt. To his dismay, his poor run of form continued at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton as well. The right-hander smacked a couple of boundaries to kick-start his knock. His 37-run partnership with Shikhar Dhawan gave India a brisk start.
But just when it seemed that Rahul had got the measure of the conditions and bowling, Stuart Broad nipped him out for 19 runs. The ball swung back and smacked Rahul on the pads above his knee-roll. On-field umpire Kumar Dharmasena took his time to raise his finger, but eventually, the batter had to perish.
The Indians also didn’t resort to taking the Decision Review System (DRS). The bowler was pretty sure after he appealed in unison with his teammates and gave the Three Lions the much-needed opening wicket. In the meantime, Twitter was highly dissatisfied with another lacklustre show from the top-order batsmen.
Here is how Twitter reacted
— shreyas14 (@shreyas148) August 31, 2018
— Harami Launde (@HaramiLaunde) August 31, 2018
— Paras Parmar (@Paras_1001) August 31, 2018
Opening still sucks…Feeling hard for Vijay ! KL Rahul and Shikhar both should dropped. Play Shaw and/or Vihari in next game ! #ENGvIND
— freeshead (@jnd583) August 31, 2018
KL rahul has missed another chance that’s why I said I want prithvi in place of rahul but no one listen to what we want.
Indian team selection is a joke
Ravi Shashtri koh nikal dena chaiyai #IndvsEng #ENGvIND #kyahogaissbaar #klrahul
— jitz03 (@jitzvijan03) August 31, 2018
@RaviShastriOfc why bcci and ravishastri and virat kohli supports the scrap like shikar dhawan and kl rahul ….giving the chance to the youngsters prudvishaw and vihari
— Venkatareddy Kotla (@VenkatareddyKo7) August 31, 2018
KL Rahul is in the XI because he's good at Slip Fielding!!! Rahul did nothing to our team as a batsman. He's doing what Vijay has done. So, bring Vijay back for 5th test. #EngvInd
— Mohamed Faseeh (@Md_Faseeh) August 31, 2018
Hello @cricketaakash sir!
What Happened to your technical player KL Rahul?
He has played 28 tests now more than Rohit Sharma.
Still you think KL Rahul is better opener than Rohit Sharma?#aapkivani #AakashVani
— Manish (@Maniish311) August 31, 2018
Ek thee Rahul Dravid
" The Wall " jinka England mai Avg. 68.80 tha or ek hai KL Rahul jiska Eng. Mai Avg. 16.14 hai 😒
" Rahul Rahul mai Fark hota hai "#ENGvIND
— Priyanka😎 (@The_Priyanka__) August 31, 2018
Just a 💯 at the start of this tour in t20I and till now neither KL Rahul performed nor he dropped🙄you may call it giving opportunity to young ones bt is it fair specially when you have pool of talent sitting on bench in hope of an opportunity😏 #TeamIndia #KLRahul #ENGvIND
— P a l l a v i (@pallzie) August 31, 2018
Super "TALENTED!" KL Rahul yet again outscored by "Impatient! No technique!" Shikhar Dhawan.
— Short Third Man (@vyatikram188) August 31, 2018
overrated KL Rahul … so much noise about him playing attacking cricket. .. nothing so far .. so average like all flat track bullies …
— charly chokoe (@xcvtor_14) August 31, 2018
The spot of #KLRahul as a batsmen is really unfair with
Murali Vijay , DK , Prithvi Shaw ,Karun Nair .
— Bhushan (@Bhushn0409) August 31, 2018
But some people's wants KL Rahul to replace Rohit Sharma..
Sorry but Rohit Sharma cannot be replaced my Rahul..!
— AayusH🏏🇮🇳 (@Cricketician_) August 31, 2018
KL Rahul needs to work on the ball coming in..his on side game is not as strong as off side…too good a player to be struggling…#EngvInd
— Harshad (@Harshadddd95) August 31, 2018